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  • Reed Construction Data has a better outlook for construction spending than the U.S. Census Bureau's recently released 2013 numbers. According to the Bureau, nonresidential building construction slipped 3.1 percent to $304.6 billion in December after increasing 0.9 percent in November. Total public construction spending dropped 2.3 percent in December after sinking 1.4 percent in November. For the...
  • The Associated Builders and Contractors’ Construction Backlog Indicator hit a post-recession high in the fourth quarter of 2013, growing from 8.2 months to 8.3 months, or 1.3 percent, according to ABC. Compared to a year ago, the CBI is 3.9 percent higher—up from 8 months at the end of 2012.“CBI indicates the final three quarters of 2013 were a period of progress for nonresidential...
  • Accurate Perforating and Accurate Metal Fabricating have received ISO 9001:2008 certification from American Systems Registrar LLC of Wyoming, Mich., for their metal perforating and precision metal fabrication facilities in Chicago, the companies report.Certification under ISO 9001:2008 implies customers will benefit from production processes that are effective and efficient resulting in safe...
  • GPAD 2014 organizers released the official seminar program for the event, to be held March 20-21 in New Orleans. The event is dedicated to CEOs, presidents and operation directors of glass processing companies, and features live sessions about complete automation, namely the close integration of software and machinery technology, officials report.This year, Platinum event sponsors, FeneTech...
  • Participant registration for Glass Performance Days China 2014 is now open. The conference will be held April 12 in Shanghai, and feature presentations on glass processing techniques, challenges and solutions in coatings, as well as trends in architectural glass use and glass business.
  • After several consecutive months of slowing demand for design services, the American Institute of Architect's Architectural Billings Index reported a modest uptick in January. The January ABI score was 50.4, up from 48.5 in December. The new projects inquiry index was 58.5, down a bit from the reading of 59.2 the previous month.“There is enough optimism in the marketplace that business conditions...
  • The value of new construction starts fell 13 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $485 billion, following a healthy performance in December, according to a McGraw Hill Construction report. Nonresidential building in January dropped 6 percent to $157.3 billion, and was down 7 percent from last year’s average monthly pace. The institutional building sector in January...
  • Glass Apps received a “Best Of Houzz” customer satisfaction award from Houzz, the web-based home remodeling and design platform. Glass Apps was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community, according to Glass Apps. The customer satisfaction awards are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional...
  • The Canadian Glass Association Board of Directors named Rich Porayko, glass marketing specialist, interim executive director until a permanent executive director can be successfully recruited, according to a release.Porayko's career in marketing began 20 years ago, with over ten years in the commercial glass industry. He has been a contributing freelance writer for Glass Canada for the last six...
  • BISEM-USA collaborated with Dow Corning and Guardian Industries to complete the first successful testing of the BISEM Vacuum Wall system, a structurally glazed unitized curtain wall. The system is the first in North America to undergo industry-recognized and accepted independent performance testing for air and water resistance, and structural, seismic and thermal performance, BISEM reports in an...
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  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building this business and...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014. The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks™―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.“Express Learning is the...
  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...